d.c. i'm steve kornacki, quick note tonight, 11:00 eastern, tune into the obama years with brian williams an intimate look into the successes and challenges the 44th president has faced. first, mtp daily starts now. more democrats joined in an inauguration boycott after the president-elect hits back as a civil rights icon. tonight on this martin luther king day, the latest fallout after civil rights icon john lewis. >> we must not be at peace with ourselves as a nation. and halt change that dr. king dreamed of. >> reverend al sharpton joins me with new reaction. plus the reality of trumpcare. how does the president-elect plan on delivering on his health care promise vowing insurance for everybody? and go cub goes.
a white house celebration 108 years in the making. >> they said this day would never come. >> this is mtp daily and it starts right now. good evening and welcome to mtp daily. i'm in for chuck todd on this martin luther king jr. day. the day we honor dr. king's work, his legacy of nonviolent protests in the games he helped make for civil rights in this country. president obama the first lady participated in a service project at a family shelter here in washington, d.c. and president-elect donald trump met with martin luther king iii at trump tower. the holiday comes amid the feud between trump and civil rights leader john lewis. so this al began when congressman lewis told chuck on friday that he does not consider
trump to be a legitimate president. citing, russian involvements in the election. trump shot back by tweeting the congressman should quote spend more time on fixing and helping his district which is in horrible shape. and that lewis, quote, all talk, talk, talk, no action. they tried to answer questions, there were more reverberations since this initial dust-up. at least 27 democratic lawmakers, including john lewis now say they will not attend trump's inauguration. some republicans are standing with trump and congressman chris collins of new york. >> to hear john lewis, a man that i served with, that i respect to question the legitimacy of the election and to say that donald trump will not be a legitimate president is deeply disappointing to me. and also hear that he was not going to attend the inauguration
this friday. i hope he reconsiders both statements. >> what john lewis is doing, he's pouting. he lost, it's like a spoiled child and we've seen it with the others, they can't get over the fact they lost and what do spoiled little kids do. they run around and throw a tantrum. >> so republicans especially those who have had disagreements with trump in the past are criticizing trump's response to congressman lewis. michigan congressman, justin amash retweeted trump's message with the caption, dude, just stop. and here's marco rubio this morning at a martin luther king day breakfast in miami. >> when we think about courage in the 21st century. courage is not being unafraid to have a negative story written about you or have people say nasty things about you. courage is the willingness to stand up for your principles no matter what the consequences may be. >> rubio was introducing congressman lewis at that breakfast. and while lewis didn't mention trump by name, he spoke about speaking out when things aren't
fair. >> never give in. stand up, speak up, when you see something that is not right and not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something, say something, and not be quiet. >> so let's take a step back right now. there are less than 100 hours remaining in the administration of america's first african american president, and president-elect trump is feuding with one of the last living giants of the civil rights era. joining me now is president of the national action network, al sharpton. of course the host of "politics nation with al sharpton" sundays at 8:00 a.m. right here on msnbc. thanks for being with us. just right out of the gates, ipt your sense. do you agree with john lewis? do you agree donald trump is not a legitimate president? >> i think that there's no question that the process that elected him was not legitimate. when you look at the now
evidence from the intelligence agencies that there was the influence from the russians and involved in the public discourse at the time of the election when you look at those expunged from being able to vote. clearly the process has a serious questions about it. and to come from john lewis, a man who was beaten on the bridge in selma, alabama, to get the voting rights that is correct opened up the voting process to erin, he has blood in this. he has some injury in this that open the voting process up. you should not take lightly his view at all. >> reverend, during the campaign, democrats were, obviously, up in arms when donald trump refused to admit to accepting the results of the election, this happened during one of the debates initially. he said he wanted to wait and see. now in effect the tables are turned why is it an appropriate response for a democrat like
congressman lewis to say he's not legitimate. >> well first of all is the tables turn. whenou have l of this formation that has come out since the election on what has influenced the election, what was done to several -- in several states around voting. so i don't know that you can say that we can just go beyond that, if we believe in the voting rights and the democratic process that we say that we do. and i think that then for the president-elect to come back and attack personally john lewis and saying that his views are just talk, talk, talk, and to disparage his district which by no means is the way that it shows a disconnect and disrespect that i would hope the president-elect reconsiders and becomes the big person that this country needs a president to be. >> what does this feud say about
donald trump's own pledge? you said he would be a president for all americans. what do you think the real impact of this is? >> i think that it is devastating. you know, thousands of us marched into bad weather and the icy rain on saturday. people are fired up, feeling their voting rights, feeling that the affordable care act, feeling that reform and criminal justice is going away. which martin luther king stood for. all of to do is read his last book, where do we go from here? and i think that he has furthered that gap. he has in many ways divided us more by attacking a living icon. one who has suffered in the civil rights movement. he wasn't in it, he suffered. and his beating opened up america. he should be respected in his district. should not be disparaged. >> you said that donald trump should reach out to congressman lewis. what should that look like? if you were lewis, what would you say to him?
>> i would say first of all -- if i was lewis, i'd have to see what he says. and i think he should begin by saying if i'm wrong about your district, then i apologize. and let us clear the record on that and let us have a substantive conversation. he ought to be meeting with congressional black caucus members. ought or it meeting with those in the trenches. he claimed he was going to give a new deal to black americans. is this the new deal when you disparage one of our living icons? is this the new deal where you disparage a congressional district? i think that the president-elect needs to take a long hard look at the fact that he's a few days from being inaugurated and he's got to fulfill the commitment that he will be a bigger person. on king day, it's a call for us all to leave our small and become bigger. and part of being bigger is having a fair election process and digging down and guarantee that that happened with no
outside influence and no purging of legitimate voters. >> are you willing to work with donald trump? you spoke on the phone as recently as last month? >> i'm willing to work around civil rights and voting rights issues. the question is whether mr. trump is willing to work with those that stand for those. principles. whether it is a republican or democrat in, we must be unwavering in our commitment to civil rights and voting rights. and some are not in the partisan spats, we're committed to what this day is about and that is what dr. king was about. >> democrats are now fundraising off this partisan spat, is that appropriate? >> i think that democrats and some republicans, you just read some in this saying come on, you have one congressman, a republican saying dude, come on here. and i think that rather than having the red carpet, trump plaza kind of role we need to have substantive discussions
from the president-elect while many of do what dr. king did, stay out there and raise the banner of non-violent protests to force the climate for real change to continue to occur and to maintain the achievements that was already made. you can't celebrate martin luther king day and be against the enforcements of the voting rights act. and this president-elect has nominated an attorney general who said he felt it was intrusive, that is as anti-king as you can get on martin luther king day. >> reverend al sharpton, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> politics inflammation at 8:0 stn time nt morning on sundays on msnbc. let's get to my panel right now. maria, president and ceo and msnbc contributor.
a. >> happy monday. >> i'm glad your here. i want to get your reaction right now on this martin luther king day to this hard to fathom, but it's not hard to fathom very much i guess. martin luther king day. john lewis, and donald trump head to head. >> also barack obama. what's so fascinating about all of this, let's remember what today is all about. it's about honoring dr. king and honoring his i have a dream speech. isn't it ironic that he had a dream that obviously people that look like him could be in the white house and hear barack obama is leaving. it's also ironic that the man who tried to delegitimize this first black president is moving in. the whole thing is fascinating. to your question, look, john lewis is a living ie tend. i would embrace what congressman lewis and say listen.
i was elected legitimately. let's talk about how we bring this country together. you of all people are living, breathing example of this country. let's figure this out together. >> why wouldn't donald trump do this -- obviously this is we could anticipate this sort of outcome here? isn't there value in a moment like that and donald trump reacting differently as opposed to always being the strong buy to punch back. >> that's if you remember the whole beer summit was about. it was this whole conversation where president obama invited vice president biden. let's have a conversation on ration. anne it's one of the things al sharpton said. you can't be little. if when you're entering the white house, it's time to be big. i think one of the concerns with donald trump is that he's still very much in campaign mode and he has to move from campaign mode, confrontational to basically saying we are inclusive and i am going to president for everyone. but what al sharpton said when 12 came to what are his
priorities for americans when he's talking about nominating attorney general sessions, it's completely the an tip thinks for someone that is going to protect the rights of the poorest and the most vulnerable among us. >> on the issue on civil rights right now with this administration coming in, jeff sessions as maria notes is the likely attorney general here. what differences should we anticipate seeing between the way a donald trump administration looks and the one that's been governed by president obama? his mess achblgs pessimistic. he kept on saying what do you have to lose? could things get any worse? he painted a very dark picture of inner city crime. and the reverend talked about this, he portrayed it as crime riddled and economic depressed.
to talk about that. >> it's been improved rapidly. >> when you hear donald trump, you get a sense he's almost caught in the late '70s, early '80s. not just the way he talks about american inner sfips how is he going surround himself to make sure that we were preparing the country for the 21st century. >> exactly donald trump is exactly right. and that's not reality. how do we bring this country together? one would think this inauguration will be about bringing people together. >> i spoke to michael who wrote the inaugurals for george bush, two times. and he said the idea of make america great again is a theme that if well crafted could serve as a moment of national unity
and potentially nationally purpose. you talk about this desire for unity, take a look at what keith ellisson just stated a short time ago. he said that he is going to join the democrats who are not attending. i will not celebrate a man who preaches politics of division and hate. i will not be attending donald trump's inauguration. you remember eight years ago, mitch mcconnell said we to want make him a one term president. rush limbaugh says he hopes he fails here. we have reached a new low in terms of the divisions that we even begin with. >> i think that's the challenge. i understand why people may say that they want to not attend the inauguration. but the broader message of americans when they voted for donald trump was that they wanted massive change. so in this level of protest, are we building bridges among the constituency that we need to bring back into the party. i would say i'm not quite sure that's what they're going to achieve as a result.
but obviously democratic lawmakers who are not going to attend the inauguration to want send a strong message. we learned from republicans, there's nothing that galvanizes a party more than hating the other guy. >> robert carrie, maria, stay with us right now. we're going to show you new poll numbers that shows where the approval rating is right now and how that compared to some past presidents. it'll be striking to see the numbers coming up. also republicans and president-elect trump are set for a showdown over health care. not so much with democrats perhaps, but with each other. you're watching mpity daily. well, a 103 yeah, 103. well, let me ask you guys. how long did it take you two to save that? a long time. then it's a fortune. well, i'm sure you talk to people all the time who think $100k is just pocket change. right now we're just talking to you. i told you we had a fortune.
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drama obama, i think over eight years he demonstrated that he was serious. there was no personal scandal that attached to him. and when you think about the presidency in recent decades, that's an achievement. >> i think history would be very kind to the president. he never gave up, never game in. never became bitter or hostile. he kept the faith and just kept moving ahead. >> i was con the convention floor during his speech and i remarked i hadn't voted for him either time. but watching him sort of recap his own presidency, i was happy and proud that he'd been our president for the last eight years. >> what i'll miss is his grace. and his -- the way he operates under pressure. i'll miss nuance, his thoughtfulness. >> it has been the honor of my life to serve you. i won't stop, in fact i'll be right there with you as a
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republicans to scrap. >> i think we've set the bar with respect to the notion that it is possible to provide health care for people. now, i know that the incoming congress and administration talks about repealing it, but luke meszer of indiana. he's chairman of the house republican policy committee. that is of course the group. tasked with developing new legislative proposals. congressman, thanks for being here on this holiday. >> great to be home. >> bottom line, donald trump says he's almost ready and almost down to the final touches on this, have you seen donald trump's health care policy? >> well, i've certainly seen the concepts he campaigned on. i think there's a lot more agreement than some in the media have portrayed here. we have agreement that this is going to have to take place over
time. we're going to make sure that some of the most popular -- >> do we have agreement that this is going to take place over time? he says effectively it's going to happen simultaneously. it'll happen like that. is there agreement on that? we're not going to pass a law one day. there is a transition period of multiple years here and key principals that we all agree on. keep the popular provisions that say and we're going to make sure that people that are sick, those with preexisting conditions are able to keep their care. the obama administration is what the mandate existed to do to help pay into that pot as it were. just to go back to where we started right now. you haven't seen donald trump's policy proposal right now. are you comfortable with this coming from the white house as opposed to coming from lawmakers from congress? >> well president is elected to do his job and members of
congress are elected to do theirs as well. >> timeline, talk about time frame, how we should anticipate this is going to happen. donald trump appeared to surprise a lot of people by saying it was going to happen right now. so what is the time frame we should anticipate? >> we just passed a budgets yesterday, or last week that sets in motion the ability to pass a resolution that repeals and includes major provisions of replacement by soon as late february, early march. after that you'll see a series of individual bills like competitions across state lines and a lot of other concepts. i don't think you'll see a giant
phone book. >> the bottom line from the article is that he vowed, he promised insurance for everybody. the standard line among republicans in congress is universal access. so what do you make out of his proposal, his promise that there will be insurance for everybody. how do you pay for that? >> access to health care for everybody. one of the problems with obamacare is that lots of folks had coverage without care. because the deductibles were so high that even if you have an insurance policy, if you're a family of five, making $50,000 a year with a 5 to $10,000 deductible. you're bankrupt. >> 120 million more americans did get access and states expanded medicaid in states like kentucky where people made benefit and may not realize that they are beneficiary. >> as rand paul said, there are opportunities to keep some of that expansion of medicare. we need to remember though the forgotten penal in this process, the eight to nine million who
don't have health care and they're paying taxes, they weren't paying before to fund all of this. >> how are you going to pay? you want to keep in the desirable provisions, how will republicans pay for this plan? >> i think there is an opportunity to potentially provide tax credits that help those that are not on medicaid, but can't afford health care without those tax credits. and ultimately we're going to have the market act. i mean, we will not be taking a trillion dollar government program and replacing it with a slightly more conservative trillion dollar government program. we believe with competition, and the reduction of mandates, people will find affordable policies that actually give them coverage and care. >> you said you want the market to act, but donald trump says he's going to target drug companies directly over their pricing. so i guess the question is are you open to the idea of government being more involved in the process of drug pricing? >> well listen, health care is a regulated industry. the balance here will be where exactly does that balance fall?
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as part of the final push by the obama white house to shrink the inmate population at guantanamo bay detention center, oh man is accepting ten more prisoners. unable to deliver on that 2008 campaign pledge to completely close the controversial detention facility. and while president obama has significantly lowered the number of prisoners, president-elect trump has vowed to fill it back up. >> gitmo, right, guantanamo bay. which by the way, which by the way we are keeping open. which we are keeping open. and we're going to load it up with some bad dudes, believe me. >> that's down from 242 when president obama took office. the number of inmates peaked at 684 right back in 2003. after a short break, donald trump's trust talk. we're going to look at how trump
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we're back now on mtp daily. donald trump doubled down on his distrust of nato this weekend. the president-elect set off alarms back in july when he first said that nato allies who haven't fulfilled their financial obligations may not get support from the u.s. in the event of a russian attack. well it reignited concern in an interview published last night with a pair of european papers. >> you must stand up there and eastern europeans, there's a lot of fear of putin in russia. >> shooir. and i said a long time ago that nato had problems. and one was obsolete because it was, you know, designed many, many years ago. number two the countries weren't paying what they were supposed to pay. >> russia stood behind the
proclamation saying quote, beneath is indeed a relic. we also agree with this. and also in that interview, trump directly questioned chancellor angela merkel's leadership. welcoming refugee migrants from germany quote catastrophic and desite the enjoys germany. they should have equal standing when it comes to trust. >> do you trust more if you talk to them? >> well i start off trusting both. but let's see how long that lasts. may not last long at all. >> andrea mitchell, host of arnold ra mitchell reports here on msnbc. she's joining me now. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> walk me through if you can, candidate trump shared the same sentiments about nato in the past. what is the significance of the rift at this time? no longer as candidate trump, but president-elect trump. >> all politicians could say oh,
he's trying to get elected. that's what he'll say at a rally in pennsylvania or ohio. this is real. he's about to be sworn in. this is the president-elect whose already very actively talking to foreign leaders around the world taking to twitter when he's not on the phone with him. here he is saying that nato is not obsolete. agreeing with what the russians have said for 50, 60 years. and he is disagreeing with his own secretary of defense nomi e nominee. general mattis who said we'd have to invent it. it is the greatest alliance in history. >> we're going to play some of general mattis' comments in a moment, but in simple terms. it seems as if you speak, i'm curious he'll tell you. it seems if there is a fundamental misunderstanding that nato plays just beyond relating to russ and putin, throughout other regions of the middle east. >> they've been key allies. nato has been part of the alliance in afghanistan for allful these years since just
after 9/11. nato has sacrificed, nato soldiers have paid a heavy price in the netherlands, from throughout -- afghanistan and elsewhere. the night against terror. it's a mumt misunderstanding of what nato does, number one. it's a fundamental misunderstanding of the importance of angela merckle to criticize here migration policy at a time when she is under fire politically at home -- >> what's the risk to that in real terms. >> well, it's disrupting the alliance. the oldest atlantic alliance that we have. and i can tell you the french and the germans are deeply upset. the britts under theresa may are trying to subsume their concerns because she is trying so hard to play up to donald trump because of brexit thinking she needs a trade deal and economic partnership with the united states having lost the european union, the much larger market
than what the uk has. and trump is thinking that an alliance with the uk is more important than the european union. and that angela merkel should be put on the same basis as vladimir putin. it just continues to feed the suspicion that he is cozying up to poouten in an extraordinary way. >> let me play what general james mattis said on this last week. >> most certainly needs to be reinvigorated given the new challenges of the 21st senchry. >> our transatlantic atlantic is not son-in-law obsolete, i believe it's as imptant since the end of the cold war. >> obviously that's senator marco rubio speaking on this -- >> key vote on rex tillerson. >> they were three of the most interesting people to watch last week. on general mattis, what is the
issue? what is the most -- the greatest concern as you see this apparent disconnect in world views between donald trump and some of his national security team? >> well the defense secretary designate whostz expected to have a very easy confirmation vote is a former nato supreme allied commander. so he believes in the institution, he testified to that. you have the national security team. among the best of his nominees. likely to be confirmed and the hope among our allies is that they will somehow school the president-elect and also have something to say and outrank the national security advisor. >> we wait and see. thank you very much. we appreciate it. and right now, we are joined, senior fellow in foreign policy at the brookings institution. michael, grad that you're here, presidents george w. bush and obama tried to improve relationships with russia to little avail. trump's expressed a clear desire to work with that country. what can he specifically do
differently to strengthen ties while maintaining america's strength. >> it's a great question. it's going to be hard and you're right to remind people that the two previous presidents also wanted to get along with putin. this positive sentiment, while perfectly reasonable is not unprecedented and it didn't work out the last two times. i think, you know, you need some way of moving forward on syria policy, and it's not enough to say you're just going to defeat isis together. you need a way of bringing peace to the overall country. that's going to require autonomy for the muslims who have been so inhumanity treated by president assad which of course is russia's ally. but syria is almost the secondary issue. europe, ukraine, the baltic states, that's where we're going to need some kind of a vision for how to make this a more durable partnership. >> you're right fwhb an effort you describe a new security architecture with russia that would give moscow and put up on
the screen, complete freedom and diplomatically with whomever they choose. the trump administration more interested in friendlier relations. do you think congress, however, can get behind a maneuver like this in this present climate? >> well the idea that i'm proposing would not require a treaty alliance. and therefore it would not require the senate to confirm or ratify. it would be an idea where you would essentially say right now we have this concept that nato can always expand to include new countries. and at one level there's a very moral practical reason to do that. nato is inclusive as an alliance tries to help consolidate the military. russia sees all of that as threatening. maybe not militarily, but psychologically threatening. moved 1,000 miles east. what i'm suggesting is the countries like ukraine and georgia that want some kind of a new security system to protect them, they're not really getting it right now.
they have this long-term prospect of possible membership in nato some day, but that's not a very smart way for us to operate because it gives putin and invitation to cause trouble in the short term. this new architecture would be a permanently neutral zone of countries in eastern europe, but russia would have to keep it's hands off and pull out it's forces and treat them correctly and as you pointed out, give them complete economic and diplomatic freedom. that i think kind of a deal might be doable. we'll see if he wants go in that direction. >> rivalry that could devie the trump years. thanks, we appreciate it. we're going to be right back after a short break.
back now live on mtp daily. istanbul, turkey, where nbc news confirmed that the suspected gunman responsible for killing 39 people at an istanbul nightclub has been of a-ended. joining me now from istanbul, with the latest is nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel, what more details do you have right now? >> reporter: well police confirmed that in an operation they say happened earlier today, just a few hours ago, an joouz beck national was detained just outside of istanbul, a working class neighborhood beyond the airport. that there was this police operation. he was staying with a friend of his. also apparently staying with his son. and then in quite a dramatic media event here.
it was announced on turkish television with a photograph of a very bruised suspect being held by the throat. also video of the suspect being paraded through a street in a head lock held by turkish police. there has been a manhunt going on in this country since new year's eve, since apparently this man is, according to turkish police gunned down 39 people. and they say, he has just been caught. >> richard engel reporting live from istanbul with that breaking news update. richard, thank you very much. there is more mtp daily right after this. introducing otezla, apremilast. otezla is not an injection, or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. some people who took otezla saw 75% clearer skin after 4 months. and otezla's prescribing information has no requirement
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>> that was sean spicer just this morning responding to reports that the administration could be planning to move the daily briefing room. the trump team says a move would be to accommodate more media out lets. there i am standing on the left. you can see how crowded they get. spicer told esquire they had thousands of requests to attend trump's news conference last wednesday in new york city that think had to cap the attendance at 4 rurks, but another senior official painted a less inviting picture to the magazine. a senior trump transition official calling the press quote the opposition party saying i want him out of the building, we're taking back the press room. that leads us to the lid right now, i'm joined again my maria, kerry, and robert. the bottom line, robert, is this a real issue? what's the real concern about moving the media -- not just out of the white house daily briefing room, conceivably outside of the white house grounds in general? >> well, i don't know, but i'll take sean who is a good friend of mine for his word that there
is a significant amount of press interest. let's also keep in mind, you would know better than anyone else, sometimes a briefing is taking over the eisenhower briefing room or the -- >> on rare occasions in the e es he have been transparent by allowing the press to cover him. >> i would push back, the idea as white house supporter inside briefing room, and even during moments throughout day you are wonder up in the west ring, not wandering, wrong word. is this first action changing the way he handles press, something american should be concerned
about in terms of transparency. >> when moving the press out of the close proximity, whatever breaking you break with the relationship you cannot have honest transparent concerns. he wants to -- is it going to be individual that we would not consider journalist that are going to cloud judgment in this hour -- this is something that, people should raise eye brows. >> donald trump has hanged the way information is, potus accounts become donald trump's accounts as well. his audience is going to grow. what is the
real world impact of that specifically, peeking to the audience in 140 characters or less? >> donald trump has used twitter to bypass traditional immediate y -- media. >> that was about health care this is after a full interview, he was interpreting the language in a full interview. >> it's something that's important. the the problem for the press is that the press is terribly unpopular and every white house has debate about access. >> access. >> one of the polls show 16%
has -- we are so unpopular right now. >> let we ask about popularity. when it m cos to imbracing a unified american vision. donald trump comes into office with 40% approval rating at the end of his transition period. compare that to barack obama. nearly 80%. george w. bush and clinton hofring in the 60s. >> i think tendepend on who you ask. the -- >> you're exactly right. the broad base is concerned about the president-elect. here is why. because le is so
untraditional. in terms of tweeting out policies. on the one hand is frightening and americans are concerned about it as they should be. >> when he started tweeting about china, and taiwan, and russia, most supporters want him to stop tweeting. >> it's not very thoughtful or presidential. >> the one thing we agree on is the tweeting, we like the idea -- >> let's quote congressman, dude, stop it. after the break, 100 years in the making. you're watching "mtp daily."
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this afternoon a visit 108 years in the making. >> they said this day would never come. >> i will say, it took you long enough. >> i have four days left. >> that's presidentee bam celebrating the end of the cubs. it's for any team to get to the white house. once the next season is underway, right after they cubby snapped long drought
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proud to be there on h behalf. finally the cubbies got their do. "for the record" with greta. "for the record" get ready to be turned upside down. it is certainly not going to be the same. you might want to buckle up and today is a tees of what to come. new attacks on twitter. we're going to talk about that and a lot more. and will president-elect evict the white house press corps from the white house. the final days of president obama, number 44, how he looking to make a mark that won't be reversed by successor.